Telkom is offering three months of free Internet for consumers who sign a 24 month contract.
The offer is open to new Telkom customers as well as existing Telkom broadband customers. New contract customers receive the ADSL line installation free (usually R552), DSL installation free (R705) along with a modem worth R1200 – making a total additional saving of R2457.
In order to qualify for the promotion, existing broadband customers will be required to upgrade to an uncapped bundle and existing uncapped customers will have to upgrade to a higher uncapped bundle. Only existing broadband contract customers with a term older than 18 months qualify for a new modem. The uncapped Internet portion of the bundle will be free for the first three months.
Customers will pay for the DSL portion (line rental) of the bundle.
The saving is quite significant. On the Do Uncapped Premium package on a 4 Mbps line, you’ll save R2097, which reduces the overall monthly subscription to an effective R941.63 a month if you take the saving over the lifespan of the contract.
On the Do Uncapped Advanced package on a 2 Mbps line you’ll save R1 107, which reduces the overall monthly subscription to an effective R532.88 a month if you take the saving over the lifespan of the contract.
And on the Do Uncapped Basic package on a 1Mbps line you’ll save R657, which reduces the overall monthly subscription to an effective R321.63 a month if you take the saving over the lifespan of the contract.
These costs do not include the free modem, line installation and DSL installation of R2457 mentioned earlier.
The costs of the packages are therefore as follows:
Do Uncapped Basic will cost R349 from month four (R130 for first three months, including a bundle discount).
Do Uncapped Advance will cost R579 from month four (R210 for first three months, including a bundle discount).
Do Uncapped Premium will cost R1 029 from month four (R330 for first three months, including a bundle discount).
These include DSL rental, Telkom Internet and the bundle discount on each package. Landline rental is mandatory and excluded from the promotion.
The promotion runs until 31 August and anyone signing up during the promotion will receive three free months of uncapped Internet from when they sign up. All packages will have daytime download restrictions and are not suitable for business use.
The benefits of uncapped:
The first benefit of uncapped is of course that you don’t have to worry about topping up. If you’re in a family environment multiple users share the same Internet account, and data usage can be easily used up when an account is shared.
With Do Uncapped not only is data usage no longer as much of a concern, but you have the added bonus of being able to allow multiple devices including PC’s, laptops, tablets, smartphones and consoles connecting simultaneously to the Internet via cable or a Wi-Fi network without concern for how much data you use.